The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday told Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible should there be an increase in the rate of COVID-19 infections and death in the land following the arrival of the Chinese medical team to support the country’s quest to combat the pandemic.
The15-man Chinese medical team arrived in the country on Wednesday evening.
The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, expressed regret that “President Muhammadu Buhari approved the invitation of the Chinese doctors despite protests by Nigerians and professional bodies including the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) .
The statement read: “Our party calls on the entire world to hold President Buhari responsible should there be any sudden upsurge in COVID-19 infection and deaths in our country, now that the Chinese doctors have been brought in despite protests by Nigerians.
“Our doctors and nurses have been on top of the situation with records of recoveries and fewer casualties, thus raising questions about the real intentions of bringing in doctors from China.
“The situation is even more distressing as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had been making frantic effort to exonerate itself from the decision to bring in the Chinese doctors into our country.
“The PDP wants President Buhari to note that Nigerians already know the pace, intensity and trajectory of COVID-19 statistics at the time the federal government, which he leads, gave passage to these Chinese doctors.
“Nigerians are aware that since the index case was reported till date, our nation’s COVID-19 data stands at 254 confirmed cases, out of which 44 have been successfully treated by our doctors with six deaths, which reportedly had other underlining ailments.”